Shining Frontman Is Schizo

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Yup. This is what Ave Noctum found out recently from interviewing Shining vocalist Niklas Kvarforth.

“When I was in the studio, I stopped with my Zyprexa,” he explains.

“I have three conditions. I am bipolar, which means I have to take Venaflaxine, I take 300 mg of that every day,” Niklas says. This is not information most people would just offer up during an interview.

“Then I am schizophrenic, and for that I take Zyprexa which is one of the most dangerous and extreme medicines there are. I take 20 mg, which is the maximum and I just stopped it because I gained so much weight and I didn’t know reality,” he says.

“The thing about it is, although there are 500 types of schizophrenia, it is the hallucinations that are the problem, and now when I have started going to psychotherapy again, they believe I have a split personality. I have two sides, one really, really negative one and one like I am at the moment. The negative one, when it comes up now, I tend to black out and don’t remember what I’ve done and that’s dangerous. And then of course I have sleep deprivations and there are medicines for that and panic attacks and I need things to stabilize them.”

Wow. That is all.

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